Patrick Aussems says won't renew contract as Nepal football coach

KATHMANDU: Nepal national football team's coach Patrick Aussems on Saturday announced that he would not renew his contract with the All Nepal Football Association as the football governing body did not cooperate with his plan.

Aussems wrote in his Twitter account that he made the decision as ANFA did not respond to a plan he had prepared for the  development of Nepali football.

The decision comes after the Nepali national team delivered a dismal performance at the the eighth SAFF Championship being held in India.

Nepal had lost both matches in the tournament and crashed out of the group stage for the first time since 2009. The team, however, ended goal drought finding the back of the nets after 1003 minutes.

In his tweets, Aussems added that Nepali players could not perform well for want of professionalism, vision for the future and development plans on part of the governing body, despite their skills.

"What a pity for these young talented players," he wrote.


I have given to ANFA's board my plans to develop Nepali football but not any feed-back !!! So I will not renew my contract …

— Patrick Aussems (@PatrickAussems) January 2, 2016

Lack of professionalism, no vision for the future , no development project … What a pity for these young talented players !!!

— Patrick Aussems (@PatrickAussems) January 2, 2016

Aussems had taken the charge of the national team from September 1, 2015. ANFA had hired the Belgian coach for $7,000 per month for six months.